I couldn’t let MerMay whizz by without a mermaid or two here on my blog, and I do love a mermaid stamps so I’ve got a few cards to share before the month is out. Today I’m sharing a card featuring one of my favourite mermaid stamp sets!
Stamping Bella Tiny Townie Mermaid Card
I’m pretty much still an 8 year old girl at heart. Whack a mermaid or a unicorn on something, I’m sold. 😉 I particularly love the Tiny Townie Mermaid stamp set from Stamping Bella – she’s so pretty and a joy to colour. That big mermaid tail also allows for some great inky fun!
I’ve used her a few times now, so you will find some links to previous cards and my original colouring video for this image towards the end of this post, after the list of Copic marker I used on today’s version.
I stamped the image using My Favorite Things Extreme Black hybrid ink on Make it Colour Blending Card before colouring with Copic Markers. I then stamped her again on a previously created Distress Oxide/shimmer spray piece to create the tail, using a grey Copic marker to add some shading. A combination of fussy cutting the tail and die cutting the base image, then layering and voilà – beautiful mermaid ready to grace a card!
I also stamped, coloured, and die cut the treasure chest and seaweed images from the set.
The backdrop is the beautiful Mama Elephant Making Waves Cover die, which I cut from a Distress Oxide inked background. I love the dies they have been coming out with – I’ve already put together three cards with this one, and I can see it getting a lot more use this summer!
NOTE: if you’re in the UK/Europe you can find Stamping Bella stamps and dies at Dies to Die For here in the UK, including the latest releases.
Copic Markers Used:
Skin: E000,E01,E11,E04 Hair: E09,E29,E49
Shell: R01,RV42,E04 Bikini: FV2,BV04,BV08, YR65,YR18
Flower: C00,C2,C4, Y23,Y26,Y28
Previous Tiny Townie Mermaid Creations
For more inspiration featuring this stamp set, check out the following posts:
- Simple Mermaid Shaker Card (with video)
- Mermaid Shaker Card with Distress Oxides and Polychromos (with video)
- Stamping Bella Summer 2017 Release Previews
Stamping Bella Tiny Townie Mermaid Copic Colouring Video
You can watch my original colouring video for this stamp below or in HD over on YouTube.
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